Velodyne’s LiDAR Puck Guides ESIGELEC Team to Win

MORGAN HILL, CALIF. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 10, 2015 Isolated and potentially vulnerable, offshore oil drilling platforms would seem ideal destinations for next-generation robots. That’s precisely the inspiration behind the ARGOS Challenge, an international robotics competition designed to foster development of a new class of autonomous robots adapted to surveillance and technical maintenance of oil and gas sites (http://www.argos-challenge.com/en/challenge#sthash.PVW4vvtc.dpuf). And, deploying its […]

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COWI Measure Building Plans 10-times Faster with GeoSLAM

Accelerating Survey Workflows COWI, an international multi-discipline consultancy firm, has added another ZEB1 to its growing portfolio of GeoSLAM solutions for rapidly measuring and mapping building interiors and it’s easy to understand why. “GeoSLAM’s solutions are changing the way we survey buildings.” enthused Morten Thoft, Chief Specialist Mapping & Surveying, COWI Denmark.  “We can now measure building plans 10-times faster […]

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Capturing Reality Forum in Two Weeks

Join industry experts in Salzburg in just 2 weeks’ time. Register online TODAY and see: Fast-paced, informative & rewarding world class conference of nearly 50 groundbreaking papers presenting the latest concepts & industry advances 40+ international exhibitors providing an opportunity to meet face-to-face with manufacturers, software developers & service providers from across the globe Hands-on indepth workshop sessions demonstrating the latest developments in the industry […]

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Lidar Intensity Information: A Review of Applications and Processing Techniques

In addition to precise 3D coordinates most lidar systems also record “intensity”. To date, intensity data have proven beneficial in data registration, feature extraction, classification, surface analysis, and segmentation to name just a few examples. The list of applications also continues to grow rapidly, as lidar researchers and practitioners develop new and innovative uses of these data. The primary benefit […]

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What Services Are You Selling?

Test Calling all laser scanning service providers out there!!  Test time!  I need you to answer the following question—and please answer honestly since nobody is going to grade your paper: What are you selling? Naw, I don’t mean the aerial mapping, laser scanning, modeling, BIM, etc.; I am asking a simple question that everyone on your team should be able […]

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Costs Shrink for Conrad Gargett When Using ZEB1 for Measured Building Surveys of Heritage Assets

Scan-to-BIM with ZEB1 and Autodesk Revit Conrad Gargett is at the forefront of architecture in Australia and is a progressive firm with a vibrant legacy of prominent and enduring designs.  Since 1890, the practice has continuously evolved and grown both organically and through acquisition.  Today Conrad Gargett operates from offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Townsville to deliver projects across a […]

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From Scanning Film to 3D Online Mapping

THE HISTORY This mapping story begins with a small company that was dominating the scanning market some 15 years ago, but it wasn’t the 3D laser scanning market – it was the scanning of large format aerial film. In those days digital cameras were just coming onto the scene and established aerial mapping companies were still looking to recover their […]

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Bentley Continues to Advance Commercial Innovation

Program Encompasses Comprehensive Range of Bentley Services, Including ProjectWise CONNECT Edition as a Service LONDON – The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference – 2 November 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced a new, comprehensive subscription program for cloud-based access to collaboration services and apps, managed services, administration of […]

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Including Measurement Uncertainty in a BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be defined as the generation and management of digital models of large structures, such as buildings and other infrastructures, throughout their sometimes decades-long lifecycle. Lidar has become a popular tool to document changes in the geometry of a structure during its lifecycle. For large structures many scans (lidar depth maps) must be combined to achieve […]

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LizardTech to Exhibit at Texas GIS Forum

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 23, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced today it will exhibit at the Texas GIS Forum in booth number 114 Oct. 26-29, 2015 at the Commons Learning Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TX.   At the forum, LizardTech will […]

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MAPPS Selected for FAA Registration Task Force

October 22, 2015 (Reston, VA) – MAPPS, the only national association of private sector firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States and a leader on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the geospatial field, today announced it has accepted an invitation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be a […]

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Lidar Needed for Minecraft

As reported in Gizmodo, Minecraft fans actually appealed to the government for LIDAR data to use in the game and it seemed to help, but they are not the only groups. It’s also for anyone who could benefit from a comprehensive, high-res model of the country, including archaeologists studying Bronze Age burial sites, scientists working on climate change, and urban […]

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Global Mapper LiDAR Module V17 Released with New Noise Filtering and Power Line Extraction Tools

Hallowell, Maine – October 20, 2015 – Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Global Mapper LiDAR Module. Offered in conjunction with the recent release of Global Mapper version 17, Blue Marble’s renowned GIS software, the latest edition of the module includes numerous functional enhancements and performance improvements that have been […]

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Crombie Success Story

Reliable Data for Planning and Design Planning and executing the redevelopment of a large retail and commercial building site is a challenging and lengthy process. A lack of current and trustworthy as-built documentation intensifies this challenge. SDMM’s 3D laser and building information modelling (BIM) delivers reliable data on existing building conditions that forms the basis for design and is an […]

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The Opportunity to Automate Quality Control

Author:  John M. Russo, AIA If you haven’t noticed there are a lot more people jumping into the laser scanning business lately.  Perhaps this is due to scanner prices dropping, or maybe it’s because the software is making it easier to process the data.  Maybe the growth of the market is just creating a lot of opportunity. Many of the […]

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BioVectra Success Story

Industrial Plant Renovation and Spatial Accuracy Like any process industry installation, pharmaceutical facilities are complex and difficult to renovate and pose serious challenges for design consultants. 2D as-built drawings, if even available, don’t adequately communicate the spatial information needed to design in an environment that demands high accuracy and tight tolerances. SDMM’s 3D laser scanning delivers reliable data on existing […]

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Capturing Reality Forum Announces Exclusive Keynote Presentation

The Capturing Reality Forum, which takes place at the Salzburg Congress in Austria, from 23-25 November 2015, is pleased to announce its prestigious keynote speaker, Professor Luc Van Gool, founder and head of the Computer Vision Laboratory at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland.   Conference Chairman Alastair MacDonald, said: “Professor Van Gool is internationally recognised for his work […]

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The Power of Lidar

I have written about this discovery, but this is the first time that the “story behind the story” has been reported. A film maker by the name of Steve Elkins has been looking for the Lost city of the Monkey God for the past twenty years without any success But he never gave up. In 2010 he read an article […]

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Laser Scanning Technology & The Kuwait Cultural Center: 3d Measurement in Real Time Proves Essential.

The Kuwaiti Cultural Center, currently under construction in Kuwait City, is intended to become the icon for the country and the entire region. It’s composed of 4 separate structures that are all free form in design and cladded in titanium. There is literally nothing like it in the world. The challenge the building envelope contractor, BEMO International, had was to […]

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LizardTech Publishes Industry Survey Results

SEATTLE, Wash. — Oct. 5, 2015 — LizardTech®, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, has published the results of a survey into the preferences and challenges of raster and LiDAR data users. Analyses of the results are available in a free survey report that can be downloaded from the LizardTech website. […]

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